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Manchester United have apparently identified Erling Braut Haaland of Borussia Dortmund as their top summer transfer target, and they may offer a financial incentive to the person who can persuade him to sign a transfer agreement with them.
When Edinson Cavani leaves Old Trafford at the end of the current season, United are preparing for life without their Uruguayan striker. The club would like Norwegian striker Haaland to take over for the former Paris Saint-Germain man when he leaves at the end of the current season.
There is also a strong potential that the 34-year-old striker may leave Manchester City in January, with Spanish La Liga side FC Barcelona expressing strong interest in signing the veteran striker on loan in the near future.
Cavani has only a few months left on his contract with Manchester United, and he will be free to go at the conclusion of the season if the club does not wish to prolong his stay with them.
The likes of Real Madrid, FC Barcelona, Chelsea, Manchester City, Paris Saint-Germain and Bayern Munich are all interested in signing Haaland, and he is not the only team in the world that is interested in signing him.
In recognition of the fact that convincing Haaland to join Manchester United will be a difficult feat, sources have stated that a reward has been promised to new Manchester United manager Ralf Rangnick should he manage to complete the mission.
What exactly has been promised?
Even though Rangnick would begin his tenure at Old Trafford as the first team manager, by the end of his first season in charge of Manchester United, the German would have taken on the role of a consultant, which means he would have a say in the types of players and coaches that the club signs and hires.
Reports state that the Manchester United board of directors has promised interim manager Ralf Rangnick a massive sum of £8.5 million in bonuses in exchange for convincing Erling Haaland to join them at Old Trafford in the near future.
The cost of living in Haaland.
The current value of Haaland's leave clause is £150 million, although it is expected to be reduced to half that amount by the end of the current season. This implies that if United want to sign him in January, they would have to pay Dortmund £150 million, or £75 million if they want to wait until the summer transfer window to sign him.
Regardless of the option they choose, there are ramifications. Waiting until the summer implies that a large number of clubs would be interested in signing the 21-year-old and would be able to afford him, whereas signing him in January would cost them twice as much as if they had waited until the summer.
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